Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects
Tuesday 31 March – Thursday 2 April, 2 – 3:30pm*
Free | Booking is essential | For ages 12 – 16 yrs
Please contact Nicola Pomery to book your place.
The Floating Cinema will be moored on the canal by Parasol Unit to provide a series of workshops with visual artist Laura X Carle. Over the course of three days, young people will take trips along the canal to explore the ecology and environment before designing and creating floating sculptures.
The Floating Cinema is a unique mobile arts space travelling throughout the canals and waterways of London and beyond. The unique vessel is equipped with an internal cinema space and transforms into a studio for workshops. Taking inspiration from Parasol Unit’s Los Carpenteros exhibition, Laura X Carle will work with participants to explore sculpture and the creation of physical objects that take inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Participants will work with a range of materials to create their own floating sculptures which will be set-sail on the canal at the end of the three days.
*Please note all workshops will start at Parasol unit
UP Projects: curates, commissions and produces contemporary art that explores heritage, identity and place; engaging citizens of London, the UK and across the globe. We believe in the power of art to transform communities and enrich the wider public realm. We enable artists to make bold interventions that extend their practice, challenge convention, make space for discussion and present the unexpected. We collaborate with partners to explore new territories, re-framing the familiar and shaping the future.
Commissioning Artists - Transforming communities - Enriching places - Inspiring partnerships.
Laura X Carle: is as a freelance Artist Educator running workshops for families, schools and community groups with arts organisations and galleries across UK. Laura works primarily with sculpture medium. The themes of her work come from situations that she witnesses in the social space. She produces objects and installations that aspire to challenge the spectator to question their own perceptions.